Are you ready for the easiest and most delicious Grilled Pesto Chicken Skewers? To make these pesto grilled chicken skewers all you need is 2 ingredients and a grill, so let’s go!
Easy Dinners are the Best
You know the feeling when you get home from a long day of work and the last thing you want to do is cook? I know that feeling. Life can be busy, but dinner time doesn’t have to add to the stress. We have so amazing healthy meal prep ideas on Fit Foodie Finds that can make any meal time a breeze. And these pesto chicken skewers are no exception.
We love recipes that have minimal ingredients and recipes that use ingredients we already have in our pantries. To make dinner prep easy peasy, we like to follow a couple of tips & tricks.
Tips + Tricks for Easy Dinners
Stock your pantry
Easy and healthy dinners can be pulled together last-minute if you already have everything you need in your pantry. Once a month, try your best to take a look in your pantry and have it stocked and ready with ingredients that will make your life easier:
- vegetable broth
- Italian seasoning
- garlic powder
- nut butter
You don’t have to pre-plan every single meal throughout the week, but it helps to have one or two meals planned so you can rest easy. At the beginning of each week, take a look at what you have in your kitchen and choose a couple of great recipes on FFF!
Choose meals and snacks for the week that you can look forward to! Choose your favorite ingredients and flavors or maybe try something you’ve always wanted to try.
Grilled Pesto Chicken Skewers
These delicious grilled pesto chicken skewers are going to change your life! Guess how many ingredients you need to make these bad boys. TWO, all you need are two ingredients!
- Chicken breast
You have a couple of options when it comes to the pesto! We have an amazing 5-minute pesto recipe and also a vegan pesto recipe that you can whip up. Either will work with these chicken skewers 😀
Want to meal prep your pesto? We like to make our pesto, freeze it in ice cube trays and on-hand recipes like these grilled pesto chicken skewers.
Store-Bought Pesto Also Works
If you don’t have the time to make your own pesto, store-bought pesto is another great option.
Whether you make one of our pesto recipes or use a store-bought pesto, it’s great for this recipe or other recipes like this pesto chicken meal prep or in this creamy greek pasta salad.
How to Make Grilled Pesto Chicken Skewers
These easy pesto chicken skewers is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! We’ll walk you through it:
For the full recipe, scroll down to the recipe card for a list of ingredients and instructions.
All you have to do is cut the chicken into 1-inch chunks, and then place your chicken breast chunks in a bowl or a plastic bag and pour pesto over it.
Stir or toss the chicken so that every chunk is covered with pesto, and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes (or for up to 24 hours if you have time!).
Preheat the grill at 350ºF, and after the chicken has marinated, place the chicken chunks onto wooden skewers.
Then, place tin foil on the grill and place chicken onto the tin foil. Grill for 30 minutes flipping every 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and serve with your favorite side salad.
Grilled Pesto Chicken Skewers
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
- ½ cup of homemade pesto or any kind of pesto
- Preheat the grill to 350ºF and lay down a piece of tin foil.*
- Next, prep chicken by slicing into 1 to 1.5 inch chunks. Transfer diced chicken into a large bowl.
- Pour pesto into the bowl with the chicken and stir until all of the chicken chunks are covered in pesto.
- Slide chicken breast onto skewers. You’ll be able to make 5-6 skewers. Place skewers onto aluminum foil on the grill and close grill over.
- Grill at 350º for about 30 minutes flipping the skewers every 10 minutes.
Tips & Notes
- *You can also bake these in the oven at 350ºF on a greased baking sheet
Photography: photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.
Yum! I absolutely love pesto! Pesto and chicken together sounds amazing! These chicken skewers looks so good!
These look great! Love chicken and pesto!
Mmmm mmm pesto + chicken is a wonderful combo. I wonder how this would be with tofu?! I’m always looking for good vegetarian options!
I’m still a little scared of tofu. You’re a vegetarian?!
Love chicken and LOVE pesto!! For some reason eating chicken off a skewer is always more fun and delicious!
TOTES! Shish Kabobs are tha bomb.
Pesto and Chicken is an epic combination- and I wish I used a homemade pesto recipe for a recipe I’m posting this week…but the shiny jar had to do.
Send some avocado here. We have a shortage.
A shortage!?! Is that even possible. We just import all of our avos. LOLZ. In Minnesota nothing lives. #tundra